The International Franchise Association (IFA) held their annual Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting (FAN) and Franchisee of the Year awards in September in Washington, DC. FAN gives franchise business leaders from across the country the opportunity to meet directly with key members of Congress to discuss important legislation impacting the franchise business model.
Jani-King Master Franchisees Dennis and Christine Shortt were celebrated at the event for their long-term commitment and many successes with the Jani-King program over the years. The Shortts’ have been Jani-King Master Franchisees in the Austin, TX territory since 1992.
“Dennis and Christine Shortt are highly-regarded within the Jani-King family as master franchisees and contributors to Jani-King’s processes and ongoing business model,” said Jerry Crawford, President and CEO of Jani-King International. “The Shortts’ leadership in the Austin, TX territory over the past three decades has also resulted in the outstanding success of countless unit franchisees.”
“FAN is a celebration of the power of franchise businesses making their voices heard in our nation’s capital. Attendees’ presence and involvement shows the collective strength of franchising,” said IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti. “By gathering so many business owners here in Washington, we are able to amplify the message that franchise businesses are local businesses and that local ownership is the key to our success.”